Free Agent supporting the Toby Wells Foundation
The Toby Wells Foundation, a San Diego-based charity focused on helping under-served children, the disabled and orphaned animals, hosted its 11th Annual Toby Wells Golf Classic over the weekend at the prestigious Maderas Golf Club. The Free Agent / Rockstar team donated a bike to the live auction and it was presented by World Champion, Stephen Larralde. The event raised more than $150K, which will undoubtedly brighten the smiles of those less fortunate in San Diego in the months to come.
Stephen Larralde 30 and Over BMX World Champion
USABMX/UCI Season Opener for the Free Agent at Oldsmar Florida
Great start to the season for the FA Team at the USABMX/UCI Gator Nationals in Oldsmar Florida. With the World’s best Elite riders all in attendance and with our very own, Maris Strombergs, securing the Win on Saturday, it gave us a sneak peek at Maris Strombergs’ renewed focus and ever-present determination as we lead up to this year’s World Championships and Olympic Games in England. Despite, fighting off flu-like symptoms on Saturday, Maris managed to ride strong in the 50-deep field and grabbed the win in the main event. Maris, unfortunately, awoke even worse on Sunday and as a result was unable to compete. Instead, he headed back to So Cal for some much-needed rest.
New FA hopeful, David Herman, was winning laps all weekend. A small mishap on Saturday cost him a place in the main event but he came back stronger on Sunday and secured a spot in the main.
Our Amateur Team showed up strong as always with Stephen Larralde grabbing a 2nd and 3rd for the weekend while “Bling, Bling Juan Marin” walked away with 3 big wins!
For more race info, click on the links below
Video on youtube.com (http://www NULL.youtube NULL.com/watch?v=ah4eDWsaeBQ&list=UU17ZBwiQM6XDfPI4M9GbpcA&index=1&feature=plcp)
Story on bmxnews.com (http://www NULL.bmxnews NULL.com/2012/02/oldsmar-day-one-photo-gallery/)
Story on espn.go.com (http://espn NULL.go NULL.com/action/bmx/blog/_/post/7571246/maris-strombergs-back-top-florida)
Maris Takes the PRO/UCI Series Gator Nationals in Florida
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Maris Stombergs won the 1st big race of the year this weekend in Oldsmar Florida against the World’s Best. David Herman was also in the Pro final on Sunday. Stephen Larralde placed 2nd and 3rd , Juan Marin also won 3 times over the weekend in his class. Full report to come.
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Team Free Agent / Rockstar Energy Bellflower BMX Clinic
Another successful FA/Rockstar clinic with 60+ kids and a full-team line up including: Dale Holmes, Maris Strombergs, Stephen Larralde, Crisitan Becerine, Juan Marin, Marcus Hampton, and David Herman. Thanks to everyone that came out. We had kids of all ages and sizes, learning everything about rhythm sections, gates, berms, and finishing strong.
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For YouTube video of the Bellflower Clinic, please click here (http://www NULL.youtube NULL.com/watch?v=fK6gGXDxv2I&feature=player_detailpage)
Free Agent Pro for a Day Experience
As part of our ongoing commitment to give back to the communities we serve, Free Agent/KHS Bicycles, recently donated the, “BMX Pro for a Day Experience” to the San Diego-based Toby Wells Foundation. This package included a brand-new Free Agent Bicycle and gear along with a three hour training session at a location of the purchasers choosing with Olympic Gold Medalist, Maris Strombergs, Stephen Larralde & Dale Holmes. The sale of this package resulted in an $1800 donation to Toby Wells Foundation by a generous bidder, where 100% of these funds will be used to help underserved children, persons living with disabilities and orphaned animal. We are reminded that “we make a life by what we give, not by what we get” – Winston Churchill – Cheers!